M-70 with clip slots


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Offfhand
January 11, 2011, 10:52 AM
Attached is a close-up photo of my Winchester M-70 target rifle with stripper clip slots in bridge. It is a SS Post-64, CRF short action. Several shooters have told me that very few of these were made before Winchester stopped making target rifles and that Post-64 clip slotted receivers are unusual and quite scarce. Would be interested in additional information, and hearing from anyone who has a similar rifle.

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P.B.Walsh
January 11, 2011, 12:09 PM
So, how bad would you want to post a picture of the entire rifle?? From the reciver, it looks beautiful!! :)

USSR
January 11, 2011, 12:20 PM
Here is a pic of my post '64 Model 70 Target Rifle in .30-06 made in 1968. No close up of the receiver top, so you'll just have to take my word that it is slotted.

Don

http://ussr.clarityconnect.com/Win70marksman2.jpg

Offfhand
January 12, 2011, 12:22 PM
Mr. USSR, thanks for your imput. Your rifle looks like the rifles issued to the 1976 US Palma team at Camp Perry. They were all .308 Win of course, and were issued with Redfield International sights. The trigger was adjustable by small screws in topside of tang. Does yours have this adjustments? I don't know if this was standard on target rifles or only on the Palma rifles. I sold mine about 20 years ago and now wish I had kept it. (Along with a lot of other guns I've sold.) I think the clip slots were standard for push-feed M-70 target rifles of that era, at least in .308 and probably .30/06. Mine however is the only slotted receiver I've seen on the CRF stainless, short action versions that were introduced several years later, which is why I'm curious. It's was originally .308 but I've since rebarreled it to .260 Rem. Thanks again for your help and nice photo, takes me back several years

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